From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Richard Dempsey, Jr. '82

Date of birth: December 13, 1955

Date of death: December 27, 1984

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

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From Desert News on January 29, 1989:

A Navy F-14 Tomcat crashed Friday in the Arizona desert, killing a military pilot and a flight officer on a training mission from San Diego to New Orleans, officials said.

The $35 million fighter jet went down at 3 p.m. about 6 miles west of Arizona City, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Bob Pritchard said.Both the pilot, Lt. Thomas L. Gibson, 27, of Atlanta and the jet's radar intercept officer, Lt. Richard E. Dempsey Jr., 29, of Clearwater, Fla., were killed in the crash, Pritchard said.

Class of 1982

Richard is one of 6 members of the Class of 1982 on Virtual Memorial Hall.